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and the state of the two biggest economies in the world. first up, on tuesday in the state of the union, president obama challenged congress to vote on proposals to get weapons of war off our streets. but will it happen? can it happen? we'll talk to a world leader who made it happen in his nation. >>> then, larry summers on how to create jobs in america. the former treasury secretary on how the president can achieve the goals he laid out for the economy. >>> then, many worry that the world's second largest economy is headed for a crash. a rare inside look at the inner workings of the chinese economy. what's really happening there? >>> also, what in the world will get north korea to end its nuclear ambitions? i'll give you my plan. but, first, here's my take. president obama's state of the union address presented an expanded vision of smart government to create jobs and revive the economy. it had many important ideas in it. yet, he lowered his sights on the single policy that would both jump start the economy in the short term and create the conditions for long-term growth. infrastructur
more time to gauge shinzo abe's rating policies. s&p says recent policies could reflat japan's economy. but the government's books will continue to be weighed down by heavy debt. that's even if plans go ahead to raise a sales tax. there's a one in three chance of a downgrade this fiscal year. this is as the japanese prime minister shinzo abe says he will consider changing the bank's mandate. he didn't comment on current policy. all this as investors determine who will become the bank of japan's next governor. front runners for the post include former bank of japan deputy governor and the head of the asian development bank harikahiko tura. >> we did catch up with taro at a meeting this weekend in moscow. the next boj governor was covered, but the first question, whether mr. aso thought the g-20 communique was an endorsement of japan's domestic stimulus plan. >> japan has repeatedly tried to explain that japanese policies are taken to overcome deflation and by all means, these are measures to overcome deflation as well as the recession. that's what is being said in the second paragraph o
the economy comes to life. norfolk southern. one line, infinite possibilities. then you're going to love this. right now they're only $14.95! wow-a grt deal just got a whole lot better. hurry. $14.95 won't last. >>> the united kingdom is in disarray after horse meat was found in products intended for humans. dinners supplied to schools in northern england included. officials have raided five meat plants and arrested three workers so far. as many as 10,000 products still need to be tested. >>> back in the u.s., the obama administration says as of today they won't take any more applications for the pre-existing condition insurance plan because of limited funding. it's a stop gap program to help people with medical problems who cannot get private insurance right now. new legal provisions kick in january 1st of next year, barring insurers for turning anyone away for poor health. >>> thanks for watching this morning. i'll see you back here at the top of the hour. "your bottom line" starts right now. >>> thank you, susan and victor. we'll see you at the top of the hour. we know what we
what we've recovered from. the minimum wage economy, is that what we're recovering to? good morning, i'm christine romans. 28 months in a row, 6.1 million jobs created in the past three years, but the jobs we're adding are not the same quality as the jobs we lost. survey from rutgers university finds 60% of people who found work in six months settled for lower pay. these aren't jobs you can send a kid to college on or buy a house. president obama detailed his blueprint for boosting the middle class. the only new proposal was an old one, raising the minimum wage. >> let's declare that in the wealthiest nation on earth, no one who works full time should have to live in poverty and raise the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour. >> free action was swift and fierce. conservatives say, hey, that's a jobs killer. progressives say it lifts families out of poverty. the problem, you can't find studies to support just about any position. a study found the new minimum wage actually means fewer jobs for low-skilled workers but a study by alan krueger concludes minl mihm wage hikes dewpoint reduce em
economy to the brink of destruction. this time over a march 1st deadline for the across-the-board government cuts known as the sequester. >> ts is not a game. this is reality. >> i don't like the sequester. it's taking a meat axe to our government. >> these steps would seriously damage the fragile american economy. >> still fragile enough that four years after the recession the u.s. economy actually shrank in the last three months of 2012. the storm clouds were ready to blow away and washington basically called them back. >> i think we're all aware that we have some urgent business to do. >> if not for indecisive, uncompromising, and polarizing politicians, america's economy could take off again. >> we are producing more energy and america can become an energy exporter. >> we're in the midst of an energy boom and it's lowering the price of electricity and bringing manufacturing back to america. a housing boom fueled by the lowest interest rates in history. and 35 months of private sector job creation. america's future could be great. >> i'd like to focus on what lies bey
around, stock market near all-time highs, housing market recovering and the economy adding jobs every month. now relief may have given way to a little bit of worry. here's why. it's starting to feel like a recession again, especially if you're living paycheck to paycheck, gas prices up nearly 50 cents in the past month. the fastest run-up, you're bringing homeless money, thanks to the expiration of the tax cut. you're getting about 60 bucks less every month. rents are rising, up 12 quarters in a row now. unemployment is still too high. if you were counting on an early tax refupd you have had to wait. because of the fiscal cliff fiasco, the irs did not start issuing refund checks until january 30th. a stretched consumer, a consumer who has no choice but to cut back. big companies you work for say this is already happening. this week, walmart, the proxy for the american consumer says february sales were slow. why? it blamed gas prices, the end of the payroll tax holiday and those delayed tax refunds. that's what we know. washington to the rescue? of course not. on friday comes austerity
believe the world economy's improving, that's another area to continue to improve from the equity's side as well. liz: do you believe that, ben? do you believe the economy's improving? >> i do. liz: slightly; right? i don't know why -- i'm not putting on a cheer leading skirt -- >> please, please do. >> it's improving if you're a refiner, right about that. liz: leave it to elliot to get off the cheer leading skirt -- >> killing it, killing it. liz: exactly. ignore this world economy, great conversation, thank you so much. our one and only floor, under the weather, hmos like humana and united health with a great deal of exposure to medicare rates. here's why. rates could go down next year based on what's being said by the center for medicare and medicaid services. peter barnes followed the story from washington. isn't that what people want? rates to go down? >> well, not if you're investing in health insurance stocks; right, liz? health insurance companies, and the industry plans to fight back on some proposedded cuts that would hit something called medicare advantage, the popular hmo ver
about. number one, is it because the economy is better or are they worried about creating an effect. the other thing is, were they trying to make credit so available that they risk ed -- remember they said that yesterday. they were trying to move it out the curve. >> and they were trying to -- >> but then people like santelli would say it they didn't realize what the possible outcome could be. >> ahead of this appearance, i would like to think about the downplays a minute. >> right. and in this latest fed, which is very transparent, a lot of times they've made some moves like this that are talked about and conjectured and all of a sudden they're available to come on. >> i bet he's one of the guys in the room who was making a big stink about where things are headed. >> the other thing that i wonder, given that everybody knows -- >> i think he's been concerned for a while. >> but given that there are minutes and everyone knows there are minutes being taken, i think if you are a hawk in all this, you show up in the meeting and you are as loud and as prod as humanly possible to get your
. >>> an economy poised to soar is now under attack from its own government. i'm ali velshi. this is "your money." your political leaders are punishing themselves for gross inaction. and they're doing it the only way they know how, by targeting you. four government spending cuts take effect march 1st, what washington has been calling the sequester. it's a stupid name for a stupid thing. >> these cuts are not smart. they are not fair. they will hurt our economy. they will add hundreds of thousands of americans to the unemployment rolls. this is not an abstraction. people will lose their jobs. >> you've heard the big numbers. $1.2 trillion in cults over ten years. $85 billion this year. that's 13% cuts to defense, 9% to everything else. >> we're weeks away from the president's sequester, and the president laid out no plan to eliminate the sequester and the harmful cuts that will come as a result. >> the forced budget cuts were created during the 2011 debt ceiling debacle. they were passed by congress and signed by the white house. worst-case scenario that would be so bad it would force lawmakers t
again and the word recession is back on the table. good morning, everyone. can our economy handle what's happening at the pump? good question. you've seen it every day for more than a month and they've changed the signs at the gas station and prices have gone straight up. today, triple-a says regular costs 3.74 a gallon. we're closing in on a 50 cent gain just this year. four big population states are at or very close to $4 a gallon already. all right, now shall the impact. every penny that gas goes up takes 1.2 billion dollars from consumer spending, like a tax. and it comes on top of other tax increaseses that cut everybody's paycheck and will slow a weak economy and some say brings recession that much closer. watch out. "varney & company" is about to begin. [ male announcer ] at his current pace, bob will retire when he's 153, which would be fine if bob were a vampire. but he's not. ♪ he's an architect with two kids and a mortgage. luckily, he found someone who gave him a fresh perspective on hisortfolio. and with some planning and effort, hopefully bob can retire at a more approp
. stuart: tell me the truth. do you think that president obama really values growth for our economy or redistribution of the wealth? >> i think he's far more in the camp of redistribution than growth. and his central campaign theme he made clear was redistributing wealth and he's done it, kept his promise. >> let me read this for you. the congressman henry waxman demands more executive orders from the president. in a letter to the white house, waxman wants the president to issue new regulations on everything from power plants to oil refineries and even household appliances. henry waxman, a member of congress, he wants the president to go around congress with his voice. >> we have the separation of powers in this country. something that's hugely important. with a waxman is recommending and i recognize just waxman represents to me a liberal, too. and i'm against conservative or moderate as liberal. but the idea of president going around congress to get things done, especially when he gets up in his state of the union and says that the sequester is not his work, but the work of congres
this year, we're on track to take what, 60, 70 billion dollars out of the economy. question, why is this happening? former shell oil president john hofmeister, 10:45 this morning. listen to this, not only has colorado legalized recreational use of marijuana, he wants to use pot as a tourist draw, a tourist attraction, if you're over 21, feel free to smoke up. forget amsterdam, hop a flight to denver and light up a joint. we'll have more on this at the top of the hour, including how this could be a boom for lawyers. and i bet a lot of people will try to bring pot home from colorado not allowed and a defense attorney for you, all right. let's get back home, shall we? and so far, a tranquil america, we are 128 points away from the all time high this is, and up next, we will ask a trader if investors really care about spending cuts, sequester, do they care the at all. the opening bell next. [ male announcer] surprise -- you're having triplets. [ babies crying ] surprise -- your house was built on an ancient burial ground. [ ghosts moaning ] surprise -- your car needs a new transmissi
at the pump for the last month. joining us in the next hour, oil man boone pickens. so the economy is at the top of the hour. andrew will get you up to speed on the day's other headlines. >> hedge fund manager david einhorn is taking his apple campaign directly to shareholders. he's going to be hosting a conference call today to argue the merits of distributing hedging preferred stock which, of course, is what this big debate is about. einhorn is battling and seeking an injunction next week to abolish a system for issuing preferred stock. i got a letter overnight from the nation's foundation which has a stake in apple and they are pushing back against david einhorn, something we should probably talk about a little later. >> we will. >> also in the news this morning, boeing is expected to meet with the faa tomorrow and launch a formal plan to get its grounded 787 back into service. the company will be proposing a resign of the dreamliner's batteries. officials say the jets could be back in the air within two months. >>> finally, appear highser bush, inbev want a court to grant a sho
that depend on them, or would they rather put hundreds of thousands of jobs and our entire economy at risk just to protect a few special interest tax loopholes that benefit only the wealthiest americans and biggest corporations? that's the choice. are you willing to see a bunch of first responders lose their job because you want to protect some special interest tax loophole? are you willing to have teachers laid off or kids not have access to head start? or deeper cuts in student loan programs? just because you want to protect the special tax interest loophole that the vast majority of americans don't benefit from. that's the choice. that's the question. and this is not an abstraction. there are people whose livelihoods are at stake. there are communities that will be impacted in a negative way. i know that sometimes all this squabbling in washington seems very abstract. and in the abstract, people like the idea, you know, there must be some spending we can cut. there must be some waste out there. there absolutely is, but this isn't the right way to do it. so my door is open. i put cuts an
'll be on the ground in milan with the latest. we'll get a view about how the country's economy could be transformed as an exclusive interview. we're hours away from retail giant walmart's earnings. we'll hear what investors expect head of the company's reporting results in light of a weak start to february. >>> and shareholders vote on rothschild about replacing the board. we'll also get a preview of this likely ending of this battle of the titans. >>> and japanese prime minister shinzo abe is heading to walk to talk to president obama. just what kind of reaction can abe expect from washington? we'll give you a preview. >>> before all that, let's recap what's happening in markets. we've seen more activity, in fact, higher volume over the last couple of sessions, really, than we've seen for much of the year. the volume is coming on a sell-off. u.s. markets fell yesterday following the release of the fed minutes. it was the worst day of the year for the s&p and nasdaq. as you can see, shedding 108 points there, a rare triple digit decline this year. energy and material stocks were the worst hit. all
. >>> massive budget cuts could rock our economy. what's being done. and they are some of the most coveted seats around, the bleachers for the red carpets at the academy awards. find out how to get your hands on one tough to come by ticket. at tyco integrated security, we consider ourselves business optimizers. how? by building custom security solutions that integrate video, access control, fire and intrusion protection. all backed up with world-class monitoring centers, thousands of qualified technicians, and a personal passion to help protect your business. when your business is optimized like that, there's no stopping you. we are tyco integrated security. and we are sharper. >>> let's start off with a lack at the weather cameras. rain showers on and off. wet conditions all across the board with the wind gusts wicked and the rain totals up around an inch or so. parkville, again, that weather was whipping with the wet conditions and the same deal in annapolis today. winds beginning to pick up now even as the rain begins to clear out to the east, kind of ugly weather state wide, including in the
they turn from the dime? from the economy from smoking hot to ice cold overnight. can we go from thinking we are working our way out of a long-term jam to game over? the buzzer, that's what was swirling through everybody's heads today. the market got whacked again. we did have a bit of a late-day comeback. the dow sang nearly 47 points. and don't forget, yesterday the worst day of the s & p for the day. today, down another 1.04%. the speed things got negatively is breath taking, too breath taking if you ask me. considering my "squawk on the street" partner, how do things flip so quickly? sequester, housing, to europe, all went from benign to pernicious in one week. is that possible? >> i think things got more mixed, less positive. mixed dada doesn't jive with a market up 8%, where we were when things turned sour. not so negative. we should give up this week's gains. i said for many, too much negativity to handle without taking aggressive selling action. i get that. i don't dismiss anything as important as the huge down turn in commodities, the weaker auto and housing sales. the chatter of th
. >> these cuts are not smart. they are not fair. they will hurt our economy. they will add hundreds of thousands of americans to the unemployment list. people will lose their jobs. the unemployment rate might tick up, again. >> and that's why democrats, republicans, business leaders and economists they've already said that these cuts here in washington and sequesteration are a bad idea. they're not good for our economy and not how we should run our government. >> congress asks that this plan replace cuts through january of next year, which means, again, we are looking at another replacement plan, something far from a long-term solution to the budget problem. >> this morning we're looking at our area is among the areas that can be hurt the most by. government spending makes up 20% of our economy. defense spending also makes up almost 10% of our economy. >>> and right now, prince william county police are on the scene of a bizarre crime spree that started last night and ended with an suv crashing into a house in woodridge. tony is live on the scene with new developments. tell us what you learned.
last year was. we're about probably 15 more units ahead in what we did last year. i can see the economy is coming back. >> they say that sales are typically brisk on presidents' day because of dealer discounts. a lot of car dealerships use the holiday to launch their spring lines. >>> on the heels of that warm spring-like weather we enjoyed over the weekend, winter has returned for the bay area. prepare yourself for cold and rain as you head out the door. up next. steve paulson is tracking the storm. >>> a very unique dog saves the day. how she was able to pull her owners to safety from a burning house. >>> we're looking at the seen of an injury clash was just cleared and did a little damage to the center divide there on northbound 280 in daly city. we'll tell you how the traffic is still unwinding and what you can do to get around it. mom, i invited justin over for lunch. good. no, not good. he's a vegetarian and he's going to be here in 20 minutes! [ mom ] don't stress. we can figure this out. ♪ [ male announcer ] get the speed to make a great first impression. call today to get u-v
to slow the rate of growth on a per capital ya basis to the rate of growth of the economy. in our opinion, that takes about $600 billion to do over a ten-year period. and it does such things as paying for incentives go to pay for quality rather than quantity. it has real cost sharing in there. it happens has mean testing. it has appropriate saving in there in order to take account of, you know, the aging of the population. >> not premium support or vouchers? >> no. we don't think that's something you have to go to in addition to slow the rate of growth to the rate of growth on the economy on a per capital basis. >> simon. >> i just wonder what you and your guests think about whether the ground is shifting on actually getting a deal, on getting something into law. in 45 minutes' time, president obama is going to attempt to pitch the jobs for firefighters over the sequester against further taxing of the rich. he clearly feels that he has greater political freedom in his second term. he has this huge organization attempt to go mobilize outside the beltway and the gop seems very divided. is t
economy will see back-to-back years of contraction for the first time. of course, now the focus turns to the weekend's italian elections. overnight in asia. shanghai is closing out its worst weekly loss in two years. nikkei managing to close higher. road map this morning starts with the markets. we' results from aig and upgrade for home depot helping stocks today, and hewlett-packard. >> hp is popping pre-market on the back of the earnings. sigh of relief for the investors as the company showed some progress with its turn-around. david will have the exclusive with meg whitman in just a few minutes. >> more signs of consumer trouble. nordstrom gives a weak outlook. darden revising lower its outlook for the year. >>> we start off with the markets. pointing to a big rally today as the market recovers from fears that the fed will halt its easing process sooner than expected. this after stocks post their biggest two-day drop of the year, closing at two and a half-week lows in the heaviest vim trading day in 2013. >> i feel that there were some calls yesterday on dennis garvin saying 100% c
as holdings elsewhere outside, the teal in china, et cetera, what does it say about the global economy? >> we see everything for our business. it's continuing to do okay. you know. we have a big operation in japan. we're still doing reasonably okay in japan. china's a great growth opportunity as you saw for us. looking at brazil and other countries like that, and the u.s. market also is a good market so, you know, don't count out the u.s., so we're here. we've got to figure out some of the issues with product which we have. peter hancock has done an excellent job of bringing risk management into the u.s. marketplace so we're pretty comfortable we'll see growth around the world, and the economies so far have not really dramatically affected our business. >> bob benmosche, nice to have you on the program. >> thanks you. >> president and ceo of aing a. >>> up next, bob pisani and up next a u.s. executive calls french executives lazy. how about that. this is real, folks. he's got up in a public battle with the french. stay with us. you won't want to miss that. ss? at fidelity, we do it by merging
's get a look at the big picture and how gasoline prices could affect the economy. >> the economic model, gasoline prices, one of the troubles facing consumers in the early part of this year. let's put some numbers on it. $10 a barrel increase is negative 0.2. it's double, that's where it comes from the decline in spending and hit to consumers' pockets and half the impact on total investment according to eia. more to the energy bill and gasoline. consumer pay for both energy commodities, gasoline and diesel and energy services, electricity and natural gas. the gas part, that's the part that's been going up, the biggest part. the smaller piece, the utilities, they have been dock down. that's something of an offset, why the worst case scenarios courtney spun out may not come true. add up uncertainties, high gasoline prices, sequester, payroll taxes, security, growth, that line that goes through the green number, that's the range of forecast. you can see for the first quarter it's the largest, 3% to 1.5%. maybe lower if we get the sequester, payroll tax ends up worse than we thought. it's s
the u.s. economy will grow slowly this year as tax increases and spending cuts offset improvements in the private sector. bruce willis is "a good day to die hard" pulled in $25 million. "identity thief" rant and with a close second, 23.4 million. that is the latest from the fox business network. giving you the power to prosper. ♪ customers didn't like it. so why do banks do it? hello? hello?! if your bank doesn't let you talk to a real person 24/7, you need an ally. hello? ally bank. your money needs an ally. ♪ dagen: $101.7 billion over the next ten years. the joint committee think this is the cost of a massive new sales tax to pay for obamacare. elizabeth macdonald is here with the bottom line. explain how this is, ultimately, being passed on. >> it is an excise tax or sales tax. look at this number. $7200. health insurers will pass this on. look at this. joint committee and taxation think that health insurers will pass this on. expect it to hit the insurance, basically, consumer in the form of higher premiums. they estimate 2.5% greater cost. we have two congressmen looking
better when the economy is challenged, with head winds such as payroll tax cut, rising gasoline prices. then its competitors, now do you see it? >> we are seeing fewer dollars for everyone. it is showing up in lower income first. there are fewer shock absorbers there. less excess cash in the checking account. i think you will see it in the middle and upper income consumers coming. they just have the ability to absorb that income reduction in the near term more. i think we see a reduction in income and wal-mart's customer and immediately that translates to reduction of spending power. they may benefit down the road a little bit from trade down. but i think what we will see as this ripples across retail is the categories where people will be cutting back. >> i believe in one of my notes, and i think you said, that relatively wal-mart. relatives it pieres a wal-mart does better in a slow or challenged economy. but wal-mart, like others, does better when the economy is moving ahead, right? >> wal-mart would do better by far in a better wage growth. when things are tough, they do do better
is really happening right now in our economy. what better indicator than to look at wal-mart sales because they're now reportedly putting out their quarterly sales about a billion dollars short of what they expected. fox business network stuart varney joins me on that. as wal-mart goes, so is going the nation perhaps, stuart? >> oh, yes. this isn't just one single company, one single retailer. this is america's economy. very good indicator of that and the news is not good. as you suggested there, martha, their sales are flat to down in the same stores over a comparable period. they took in about a billion dollars less than they were expecting to take in. you got to bear in end into the gas prices have gone straight up. that leaves less money available to go spend at wal-mart. taxes for everybody went up on january the 1st. same story. less money for people to spend at wal-mart. this is a disappointing indicator for the overall economy. it confirms we're still pretty weak. martha: you get that divide. you see what is going on with the ground on retail sales like you're reporting right here
our overall economy use less oil. and we've got fewer oil imports now than we have in a very long time, but there's more work to do and unfortunately because of worldwide demand, oil prices are going to keep on going up and down until we put in place some of the energy saving proposals that i have talked about during the the state of the union. stuart: all right, a fairly simple answer from the president and energy policies, follow my policies and all will be well. remember, the price is doubled on his watch and billions wasted on green energy, little impact. we've got more on that coming up on the show. here is what we've got now, across the board cuts go through maybe march 1st will we therefore sell off on the stock market. that's on the opening bell next. it's a new day. if your a man with low testostero, you should know that axiron is here. the only underarm treatment for low t. that's right, the one you apply to the underarm. axiron is not for use in women or anyone younger than 18. axironan transfer to others through direct contact. women, especially those who are or who may bec
firing on the suburbs. the economy here is devastated. and these shops are empty. there's no tourism. international sanctions are strangling businesses. and there is no end to this war in sight. josh? >> terry, thank you. and he'll be taking an inside look at the battle for damascus and what it means for u.s. national security tonight on "world news" and "nightline." >>> meanwhile, back here at home, new details about a potential motive in the newtown, connecticut, school shooting. gunman adam lanza may have, in fact, been competing with another serial killer. "the hartford courant" newspaper reports authorities found news articleses in lan za's bedroom, about the killing spree in norway, carried out by anders brevik, who bombed buildings at a youth camp, killing 77 people. the investigation is still ongoing. any theory now is purely speculative. >>> and new information on what left the carnival cruise ship stranded in the gulf of mexico last week. forcing 4200 passengers and crew to live on the boot for nearly a week without power and plumbing. the coast guard now blames a leak in a
-the-board cuts. >> please, i would like to finish what i'm saying here. 750,000 jobs will be lost. the economy will shrink by 6%, and what we've produced is very simple. it's closing loopholes. the only people who support them are the people who benefit them from them, oil and gas loopholes, the idea that businesses shouldn't get breaks by sending jobs overseas, the idea that someone who makes over $1 million should pay a higher rate than others, and whether it's right on the eve of sequestration or if god forbid it has to take effect for a few days, the devastating effects will be so strong. the president will be out there on his bully pulpit that just like on the fiscal cliff republicans will come on board. they have no choice. their arguments are untenable and don't meet the favor of hardly anyone other than themselves and the few whose special interests they are protecting. >> let me move you on to immigration simply because we now see the white house sort of draft immigration bill, at least the skeleton of it, has been leaked out there. we know that democrats had been saying to the white
economy. that's a really, really tiny slice of the thanksgiving pie, people. there is no need to cut from the vulnerable when it should be easy to cut the amount of money we're talking about from other places. so why is all we hear, the republicans won't do this, the democrats won't do that? danielle altman is an economics professor at ncu. daniel, one thing to acknowledge here, finding $85 billion should be no problem. $85 billion is a really small chunk of the change we actually need to find. so even if you cut from the right places, if you cut the right amount, it would hurt people, and i think we have to be honest about that, but the cuts we're talking about right now impact a lot of people, but brutal and dangerous for the economy? >> well, the thick is this. that it's $85 billion until the end of this year, but then we have these cuts maintained, and enlarged in some cases, going forward over the next seven years. so we've got almost $1 trillion in cuts. so if the sequester goes forward -- >> but over that ten-year period, you have to multiply that times ten too. >> but expectations
paid more and have the so-called knowledge economy are able to get more. and then this relentless -- and this is the point, we talk a lot about jobs, we don't talk enough about incomes -- this relentless downward pressure on the average worker competing across the globe, not being able to get wage increases. what's happening with unions. we're now talking about the minimum wage and so forth. and so what's also interesting, if you look at the 2011 numbers which came out, you see something -- a slightly different pattern, which is the bottom 99% still going down, down minus 1.3%. they lost another $150 on their average income. but to your point, willie, the top has actually went down a little bit in that year as well. 0.6% for the top 1%, 6.7% for the top 1%. nobody is going to take up a collection for these guys. they have $23 million of average income. but this is probably a function of the fact that the stock market did not have a great year in 2011. >> those charts, those two combined charts, that is a prescription for social dynamite. i mean, the fuse is burning. >> and the fus
for the economy. also something i think senator blunt did not cover but i would like to, there's going to be over 100,000 very low income residents in rural america that will lose their rental assistance that enables them to stay in safe and affordable housing. these families are generally female-headed households, or they're households welledderly or disabled -- welledderly or disabled. so my first question is for you, mr. werfel, if possible. and that would be as these furloughs, etc., take effect, do you anticipate it'll happen on day one, and it just happens in every agency and every department across the board, or will out be phased in -- will it be phased in over time? >> well, there's legal requirements for notice that i think deputy secretary carter mentioned. we have, what we'll see is agencies will start doing a couple of key things. first, furloughing is something that is subject to bargaining. so work is ongoing and will intensify as we approach sequester with union representation to make sure that the manner in which the furloughs are implemented are fair and equitable and etc., so t
coming from china are having devastating consequences on the u.s. economy. in short, u.s. investigators are accused china of economic espionage, of stealing research and design. this allows them to compete without stealing billions on innovation and product development. if this is true, americans should care because it's costing them countless jobs. they are calling this the biggest transfer of wealth in history. >> we saw one of a cyber pearl harbor. and the white house is preparing to take action. >> reporter: this week, they are announcing plans to help private companies in identifying and mitigating such attacks, george. >>> we're going to go to the white house, where president obama will appear later this morning, to warn against the next budget crisis that's coming fast. automatic spending cuts to hit every government program in just ten days. abc's jon karl has more on what we expect to hear from the president. good morning, jon. he's going to ratchet up the pressure on congress. >> reporter: he sure is. he's trying to shame congress to do something to replace the cuts. and this
in the economy or if it's seen that the efficacy and the costs don't warrant it anymore? h i think you see the jobless claims not being so great today and listen to the chatter. david cody, a reasonable guy, sequester going to knock big red -- chunk of our revenue up, you're the fed this is one of the months don't take the foot off the pedal. >> we'd debate whether or not the minutes caused the selloff. took half an hour before the acceleration began. cover of the "washington post" is fed unlikely to pull stimulus. were the minutes to blame or not yesterday? >> i know you -- ce of. but it was very funny, one point in that great conference call, said we picked a bad day to repor report. z a >> stock down 5% prior to the fed minutes and selloff, minor detail. >> people used the negatives in the conference call to buttress the idea this is perfect, fed's gonna tight exactly a time when things get weak and gasoline prices are so high. then the refiners are going down. there's no place to hide except for general mills. name a couple stocks that were up. when i find that when everything's as bad
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, national security or the economy. -- or our economy. but once again the president offered no credible plan that can pass congress -- only more calls for higher taxes. mitch mcconnell had this to say in a statement after the president's speech. quote, today's event at the white house proves once again that more than three months after the november election, president obama still prefers campaign events to commonsense, bipartisan action. if anyone is waiting for any last-minute deals, they better not hold their breath waiting for them to come from mitch mcconnell. here's what he said to reporters a week ago. >> it's pretty clear to me that the sequester is going to go into effect. read my lips. i'm not interested in 11th hour negotiation. >> so congressional republicans are definitely striking back at the president, saying he can prevent damage to essential services by cutting from other areas of government. earlier i spoke with the republican senator rand paul of kentucky. senator, the president spoke today about those forced budget cuts. he had some pretty tough words for republicans. let
, yet kept down by a frozen food division or slowing restaurant economy. the darn thing has been ripe for the taking for years and years. it always amazed me it hadn't been taken before. the bears chide optimists, lacking in rigor, yet when i questioned why a goldman sachs analyst would put a sell on a great company like heinz, nobody else seemed to think it was odd at all. we've been zero-summing here for ages, and if they're reaching for manitowoc and terex, not just caterpillar and deere, now you know it's time to rotate out of heinz. don't we like sell sell sell when we buy buy buy. isn't that the plan? i don't know. that's not the plan for everybody. warren buffett, he doesn't care about sector rotations. he cares about acquires brands, lasting brands for less, some sort of consummate wholesale buyer likes brands for less. now it's his. who was really complacent here? i say it was the goldman analysts, not the buyers. how about dell? you really think that dell, which supported slightly better than expected numbers, is that that much better than heinz? once again, here's the stock
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